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Beauty, health, and permanence : environmental politics in the United States, 1955-1985

Author: Samuel P Hays; Barbara D Hays
Publisher: Cambridge [Cambridgeshire] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1987.
Series: Studies in environment and history.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Bringing together a wide range of environmental issues that have been debated since the mid-1950s, this book views these issues as a result of changes in values in American society since World War II. The author explores such substantive issues as pollution, natural lands, chemical carcinogens, and population-resources balances. He examines the politics of environmental science, economic analysis, planning, and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Samuel P Hays; Barbara D Hays
ISBN: 0521324289 9780521324281 0521389283 9780521389280
OCLC Number: 13946992
Description: xv, 630 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction: environmental politics --
the new and the old --
From conservation to environment --
Variation and pattern in the environmental impulse --
The urban environment --
The nation's wildlands --
The countryside: a land rediscovered, yet threatened --
The toxic environment --
Population, resources, and the limits to growth --
Environmental inquiry and ideas --
The environmental opposition --
The politics of science --
The politics of economic analysis and planning --
The middle ground: management of environmental restraint --
Environmental politics in the States --
The politics of legislation, administration, and litigation --
The Reagan antienvironmental revolution --
Environmental society and environmental politics.
Series Title: Studies in environment and history.
Responsibility: Samuel P. Hays in collaboration with Barbara D. Hays.
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